Lights of Esperanza- Texas A&M University-San Antonio | Kids Out and About San Antonio

Lights of Esperanza- Texas A&M University-San Antonio

*The event has already taken place on this date: Tue, 11/30/2021
Texas A&M University-San Antonio will host its annual community Lights of Esperanza celebration starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 30. The family event includes the festive lighting of the campus and features food trucks, snow activities, music and performances, a laser light show, and “The Polar Express.” Now in its sixth year, Lights of Esperanza is an enchanting annual celebration combining the symbolic history of holiday lighting of the campus with newer holiday traditions with an A&M-San Antonio flare. The event—free and open to the community—also includes a snow maze, petting zoo, and photos with General Claus, the Grinch, Mickey Mouse, and Mr. Monopoly.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email so we can update it immediately.

More than 30,000 lights will illuminate campus buildings and landscaping, transforming the campus into a winter wonderland. Each year the event has grown and annually attracts thousands of community members from across the county and city to join the campus in kicking off the holiday season.

This year’s event coincides with the A&M-San Antonio Foundation’s “Giving Tuesday,” a daylong event to support scholarships and the General’s Store Food Pantry—both essential needs of our campus community. About 98 percent of students receive financial aid support, and the General’s Store provides hundreds of pounds of food to students, families, and our surrounding community each week. Gifts can be made at

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


One University Way
San Antonio, TX, 78224
United States


(210) 784-1000
Contact name: 
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
6 PM – 8 PM